College Student Drug Dealers Sentenced

The bizarre story about the drug ring run out of a student’s dorm room at Columbia University is apparently now over.

According to an article by Laura Italiano at the New York Post:

The 20-year-old who’d faced the most serious drug sale charges in last year’s roundup of five Columbia University students is heading to Rikers for just 3 1/2 months under a deal struck in a Manhattan courtroom today.

Harrison David, son of a Boston-area plastic surgeon, had been a third year engineering student when he and four buddies were busted on charges they sold felony-weight quantities of coke, pot and pills out of their frats and apartments.

David will turn himself in at the end of August and the judge will sentence him to six months jail and five years probation, according to the article. This was the deal David and his lawyer made with Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor.

With good behavior he’ll likely be released from prison in time for the spring semester. It’s unlikely, however, that he’ll return to Columbia. The school is almost surely going to expel him.

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Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer